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5or f?ect:p as? VOL. 2. IvTO. 475. WASHXNGrTOiSr, D. C, FKIDAY MORNING-, JULY 5, 1895 EIGHT PAGES. ONE CENT. I8TW1TTED TIE POLICE FOUGHT A GANG OF TOOGHS A CELEBRATION WITH A PURPOSE. CHINESE ASSASSIN'S AIM m liios Carl Browne Declares He Married as Per Programme. CEREMONY ON CAPITOL STEPS They Readied tlie City In tbo Early Morning una Wont at Oiico to the Historic Spot Hot li Subscribed to tin Moet TTulciuoMarrlasc Contract on Record and Then Disappeared. If we Jove each othor as the dove Lis mate We'll go Uu-ough the world prepared for fate " The bride of Carl Browne, the o,oundnm Goddess of Liberty, who rode the -while palfrey at the exhibition of Freedom Aw;a;sl uated hy the Washington Police at tho Peace Monument, A. D. 1SJM, said to a Tunes reporter last night lhatsho subscribed to the vignette, poetical sentiment above, and Mat the was married by a written contract to Carl Browne yesterday morn ing at 7 o'clock on the east Capitol steps. The lau? M.se Mamie Coxey, and the present Mrs Carl Bro wne, is a pretty -woman. Bhe ivai, quite talkative and eulcrtainlng to The Times last night iu the reception room of the Emrich Hotel, where she had many callers One of them was a United State, non-commissioned officer and an other was a coi respondent of a Chicago paper. Mi. Browne has Jovely blue eyes, a good complexion, and wavy brown hair. She wasattiredin white with awonderfulwealtli of white laeeabout her neck. She has been ediualed in the public schools of Ohio and U ik&well. Suetidt-themostmathcmaticaliy exact and whitest teeth In the worlds and tinned a'superior orotic at the fact, as siie all ged tliat Khe had outwitted the whole police department and the United -States government iu the matter of her marriage extraordinary on the Capitol steps m the full blaze ana glory of the rifeing sun, iu oriental splendor as it wre. WENT TO THE CAPITOL. Mrs. Mamie Browne said that they ar rived in town on tin- B. & O. about G:30 and proceeded at once to the Capitol Meps, just the j two,sneand Carl. "Were ttoere any ministers or wit-negsi-h?" -No," interjected Marshal Browae; "but hcv is the proof." lie handed the re pun' r one of liie most singular marriage ctrtitii ate evef plaoed before the public. It ws an illustrated manuscript siiect of ultout 10 by 8 iocbes, handsomely en griwscd by the bridegroom. In tlie upper right -baud corner there were two side laces glued together by an everlasting kiss. One is Carl's and tlie other is Mamie's. Mamie's arms are around the neck of Carl, and Cart's arms are around the neck of Mamie. Site is literally buried and ab eorbed as to her lips in the personality of Carl. They are to all appearances on their proper trolley and are bound for the -land -where love never dies winle the kiss lasts. The picture in design and intensity is simply exquisite. It reminds one of Julie and Jean Jacques Routbeau in the boat. But in the left hand comer is a picture that speaks to the heart Of man -with a three-ply silken sound of osculation. The component parts are a neBt and two turtle doves. The buds are represented as kiss ing each -other ith a rapture immeasurable by even the differential calculus. The billB of the doves are in actual contact. On the neck of one is inscribed the simple and beautiful name, "Mamie," while on the other Is the responsive word, "Carl." SWEET OF SWEET MARIE. The odor of Sweet Marie of the Potomac perfume is exhaled intensely from the man uscript, and all around it is the delicate bouquet of orange blossoms and indelible ink. "Is that you?" timidly asked The Times, pointing to the female dove, -while Mrs. Browne and The Times helped to hold up the marriage contract. "It is," taid the bride, while she looked up to blush and looked down to sigh. That settled it, except as to the extraor dinary' specifications of tlie contract. The language of the contract is that tlie soul of tlie fragments of a soul of a roan of fortv-flve years of age met the soul of the fragments of a soul of a -woman eighteen years of age, Miss Mamie Coxey, and bv the principles of reincarnation and altporption they became one. "Are you a Theosopbist?" inquired The Times of tlie bride. "Yes," she said, and further affirmed her belief in the transmigration of souls and the reincarnation in love and life. Bhe always expect6 to be Mrs. Browne in the present life and iu all the Buccecding ages of eternity. At the bottom of the contract are the signatures Mamie Coxey, "Her beal." aud Carl Browne. "His seal." Below all is a bit of Bulweriun philosophy: "The pen is mightier than the sword." How the ooup d'etat -was done "was re lated by Mr. Browne. They "went arm in arm from the Bmoky, noisy station to the east steps of the Capitol. No one suspected their coming. They stood up on the 6teps in the first beams of the rising sun. BAT DOWN ON THE STEPS. Tlie bridegroom had with him a pen and ink. They sat down on the marble steps and renewed their vows, made a month ago in duplicate before a minister in Ohio. Then tlie marriage certificate was spread on the bridegroom's knees and Miss Mamie af fixed lier signature. Then the marshal signed the document, and they "were wed. Tney descended from the steps and hailed a herdic. "If you don't bslieve It," said Mr. Browne, ask Curtis Dainley, the herdic driver, who took us away from the grounds." Carl Browne explained the absence of a minister and witness by saying that he did hot believe in paying tribute to anybody. Marriage, ho said, is a civil contract, to -wh ich t he bride bo wed a sweet assent. The foregoing is the romance of the case astoldbyMissMamieCoxeyandMr.Browne but there is another side to the story, You pay your money and you take your choice. Tlepobceand the 6ergeant-at-armsof the Senate were on to this proposed declaration of principlesby Carl Bro wnean dthebenuty. As early as 4 p. m. the police were at each of the entrances of the Capitol and the saptaia of the Capitol police had charge Of the east entrances. Col. Bright, Ser-geaut-at-anns, was on duty, it Is said cbout 5 a. in. DISAPPOINTED CROWD. It is true that some or the Common wealers wereaboul the grounds quiteearly but there was no marshal that they saw cor no marshal's bride. Most of the crowd were present from 10 ft. m to 11 a. a, during which time it "was expected that Cart Browne -would come In to be "warned from the picnic grounds ilea r Mount Olivet Cemetery , wherehe was to join the Old Guard of the Army. It is believed tliat Browne and the bride walked up from the B. & O. station, took an east bound herdic, and disappeared, going cast up Maryland avenue. Jrs. Browno said last night that she and the marshal would remain in the city until next Monday. Desperate Battle of the Crew of a Chicago Excursion Train. Conductor Shot in tbo Leg: and Brake- man Badly Beaten Rowdies Knocked Off tbo Car. Chicago, July 4. A desperate fight oc curred to-day on a picnic train on the Santa Fe Road between the trainmen and agung of toughs who are known as the "Henry Street Gang." Conductor A, B. TalHTt was shot in the leg, receiving a painful flesh wound, and Brakeman Harry Reed vas badly beaten and bruised. Two of the gang started to fight, for the purpose, it Is supposed, of creating a row, during which their comrades could rob the passengers who were watching the progress of the fight. The conductor attempted to part them, when four of them attacked tiira. He was struck with the butt end of a revolver and knocked to the floor, and was severely pounded before he could rise. He finally managed to gain his feet, aud the fight being in the car directly belli ml tlie engine, he ran out on tlie plat form and grabbed a coupling pin from the lender. Oue of the toughs was about to hit him again with a revolver butt, but Taibert was tlie quicker and hit tho fellow a crushing blow with the pin, knocking him clear off the train. The others then opened fire, and about twenty shots were seut at Tnlbert, only one of which hit him. He received a flesh wound in tlie left leg, which will not prove serious. While all this was going on at tlie front end of the traiu, Brakeman Reed was having a hot time of It in tlie second car from the rear. He heard the thots fired at Taibert aud was hurrying to the scene of the trouble, when ho saw four men trying to couceal themselves in a closet. He pulled the door shut and called for help. The men managed to break the door open ami went for the brakeman. They got him down between the car seats and jiountbtl him viciously with the butt end or their revolvers. Two of the men ran out, and Reed, who is a powerful man, made short work of the two that re mained. One he chased out of the car and the other he knocked to the floor. The fe'jow who had been chased out returned and attempted to Mioot Reed, but was given a blow squarely across tho face with a section of the air-brake known as tho 'dummy brake." Ho fell from tlie car and wjk picked up and car ried off by his companions. ACCIDENTS ELSE WH EKE. Councilman Kinsler Killed tit Phila delphia CannonCr.aeUerr.nt Work. Philadelphia, Pa., July 4. Common Coun cilman Charles J. Kinsler, was fatally shot in the head during a flag raising at a club Itouse down town this morning. When the flag was unfurled to the breeze there was a fusilade of fire crackers and noise-producing weapons, in the midst of which Kinsler fell with a bullet in his head. H'S died a few hours afterward at the hospital. Ja:ns Lenuon has been arrested, charged with doing the shooting, which he claims was accidental. At about the same time, in another sec tion of the city, Joseph Godfrey, a pugilist, and Boyd Wylie, an ex-policeman, both of whom had been drinking, were celebrating the Fourth with a revolver, which exploded while in the hands or Godfrey, the bullet entering Wybe's abdomen and producing a mortal wound. CANNON CRACKER DID IT. Carlisle, Pa., July 4. A big cannon cracker exploded in the hands of Samuel Drexler, aged twenty-one years, to-day. One hand was torn to shreds, and several fingers were blown from the other. He was also burned terribly about the face and stomach. He is so badly injured that the doctors fear he cannot recover. LOST HIS ARM. Shamokin, Pa., July 4. Samuel Pun moyer, aged fourteen years, had his left arm blown off to-day by tlie explosion of a big cannon cracker. The injured arm was amputated. CRUSHED UNDER A TRUCK. Bethlehem, Pa., July 4. Civic socie ties, fire department and otherorgauizations celebrated the Fourth here to-day with a big parade, nearly G.OOO men being In line. The horse attached to the hook and ladder truck ran away, throwing Leldigh Bach man, the driver, under the wheels. His hip was badly crushed, aud he was hurt in ternally, his condition being critical. HAD TLMES IN "BOSTON." Puglllstlcully Inclined People Fulled in By rollceinen. John Carter, Robert Williams and a flnt iron became very much mixed in that sec tion of Georgetown known as "Boston" yesterday afternoon, and Policemen Har rison and Maher had to disentangle them. Both were considerably battered, and were arrested and locked up at the sta-tlon-housc, charged with affray. John Bodely and William Hunter also were tangled up in the same locality about the same time, and Policemen Brad ley and Conlon were compelled to inter rupt their celebration. They were also churged with affray, and when they reached the stalon-house Bodely charged Hunter with assault and battery. ANOTHER STEP UPWARD. Mr. John Nordhouse Promoted to Sec retory Morton's Private Secretary. Secretary Morton has demonstrated his sympathy with civil sen-ice rules In the appointment of a private secretary. Tho new appointee is Mr. John Nordhouse, who up to the 1st of July was on the rolls as tlie Secretary's stenographer. Mr. Nordhouse entered the service as a stenographer In the division of ornith ology and mammalogy in March, 1893, and has steadily been promoted to the position which he now occupies. This appointment is another practical illustration of the Secretary's desire to recognize merit wherever it is found. ELOPED WITH A BABY. .Man of Thirty Weds a Girl of Thirteen Years. Raleigh, N. C, July 4. Dr. J. K. Battle, of this county, aged thirty, has created a sensathrp by eloping with and marrying the tliirtil'n -year-old daughter of C. J. Briaut The marriage licenso was obtained by a friend who, it is said, made an in correct statement as to tho girl's age. Big: Chicago Dry Goods Failure. Cbicago.-July 4. TInj firm of Doreberg, Glick & Horber, proprietors of the Leader Store have failed. The stock, fixtures, lease, teams, and other property of the firm are in the hands of creditors as chat tel mortgages, securing claims aggregating $225,000. Sprained His Leg:. John Thecke, a middle-aged man, fell from a cable car on Pennsylvania avenue near the corner of Thirteenth street about 6 o'clock last evening, spraining his leg. He was taken to the Emergency Hospital. Steamer Macalestcr to Marshall Hall and Indian Head Friday and Saturday evenings at C.30 p. m. The Times Exploded Several of These Skyrockets and the Needy in Washington Have Issued a Declaration of Financial Independence. Pitched Battle Over the Little Red School House Emblem. FUSILADE OF BULLETS One Mnn Killed and Many Wounded DurlnuiiiilndependeiiceDuy Parade in tlie Athens or America Bitter Feelinu Aroused Over the Emblem of the A. P. A. Boston, Mass., July 4. The Fourth of July parade of the patriotic societies of Boston and vicinity, at East Boston, this afternoon! ended in a pitched battle be tween some of tho paraders and the specta tors, lu which sticks, stones, and revolvers were used with fatal effect John W. Willis, a laborer, of East Bos ton, one of the spectators, was bhot and Instantly killed; Michael Boyle, of East Bostou, had his head split open by a club, and now lies dying at City Hospital; a young mau named Stewart had his nose cut off by a saber in the hands of one of the paraders; Patrick Kelly sustaiued a severe scalp wound, whether from a club or a bullet is not known. Officer A. S. Bates was hit in the mouth by a brick thrown by an unknown person and lost several teeth, besides suffering from severe lacerations. A. P. A. CAUSES TROUBLE. It is claimed that the trouble all resulted from the persistence of those who man aged the parade in introducing a feature, a float presenting "The Little Red School House," which from Its association as the emblem of the American Protective Asso ciation has become obnoxious to many per sons, especially those who donotsympathize with the A. P. A. movement. The Fourth of July committee refused to permit this feature to appear in the parade-and those desiring to prevent it tried to have an order passed by the board of aldermen, but failed. So great was the interest excited by this controversy and the expressed determina tion of the paraders to display the school house that fully 30,000 visitors gathered at East Boston. The police officials in anticipation of any hostile demonstration had a special squad of 350 men under the direction' of Deputy Supt. Pierce and Capl. Irish, in addition to the East Boston force on duty, but they marched at the head of the pro cession. At several points the feeling of the crowd was given vent in hissesat the 1,500 paraders and theschool house, butno further demonstration was made until the rear of the parade had reached Putnam street, when the crowd tried to overturn the last carriage. CUT HIS NOSE OFF. Word was sent to the front for police as sistance and a squadof twenty of fleers were sent back. A skirmish followed between the crowd and the officers and Michael Doyle received a fractured skull. A man named Stewart, of Brooks street, nad his nose cut off by a sabre in the hands of Albert E. Andrews, of Everett, a private In theRosebury horse guards, who went to the assistance of the occupants in the car riage. By this Incident the feeling of the crowd was intensified and when the parade brokeup and those who had partici pated were proceeding in companies to the ferry in order to reach this city, a group of between sixty and seventy were sur rounded on Border street by a crowd, who commenced hooting and throwing stones. A dozen revolvers were drawn and, in response to the fusilade of stones, shots were fired. The firing of the revolvers brought a large body of police to the spot and the mob was soon dispersed. As the scene was cleared the officers found John Willis dead in the street with a bullet hole in his right side and Patrick A. Kelly lying seriously wounded about the head. It was learned later that several other persons had been slightly injured, all of whom were taken away by their friends. The police arrested Harold Brown and John Boss as the principals who did the shooting. It is claimed by six witnesses who were taken to the station-house that Brown did the shooting which killed Willis and wounded Kelly. Hotel Johnson cafe's delicious breakfast, mid-day lunch and table d'hote dinner consists of choice fresh fish, little neck clams, spring chicken, new vegetables, fine fruits, etc. BREAKS OUT AFRESH. Trouble at Pocahontas More Serious Thau Ever Before. (Special to The-Times.) Richmond, Va. , July 4. The situation at Pocahontas has become more serious than ever before, and tlie condition of affairs is very ugly at a late hour to night. The operators of the coal mines have petitioned Gov. McCorcle, of West Vir ginia; to send troops to the-seeiio at once. ANOTHER ItAlSE IN WAGES. Tool Factory Workmen Will Receive Ten Per Cent More. Philadelphia, July4. TheSOOwork itUMi employed in tlie extensive tool factory of Fayette It. Plumb, t libs city, were made happy to-dny by the post ins of the folio wlnjj not ice in the chops: "In consequence of tbo improved condition ot bushier und the prospect or better prices In the near future, 1 have decided to ndvance labor 10 per cent., to take effect July 4. Middleboro,Ky.,July4. TheWntts steel and Iron syndicate hn volun tarily iiicreuHed tho wages of their employes lO per cent. Business is exceedingly good. PLANNED THEIR DEATHS A Missouri Editor Kills Himself, Wife ana Child. All Three Found in n Field Evidences of Deliberntelnteiitioii.But Ho Cause Known. Mendville, Mo., July 4. S. A. Fields, until recently editor of the Post, at Polo, Mo., cut the thionts of his wife and baby with a razor this morning, and then ended his own life in the same manner. The bodies were found in a garden about 200 yards .from the residence of his mother-in-law, who lives near here. Fields, his wife, and little boy wore vis iting" his mother-m-law, Mrs. William Thomas, two miles northeast of this place. They went out in the pasture this morning-, and the supposition Is that Fields cut his little boy's throat, then his wife's, and rinally his own. No reason-is given for the deed. A note was found on Mrs. Fields, say ing eve'rythlug they had (was to be left to her mother, Mrs. Thomas. It seems that Fields and his wircrShad planned the tragedy, for sho w:Vnt Into the house after they went out and put on an old dress, and then returned to the pasture. GRANDSTAND COLLAPSED. One Killed and Nineteen Injured at. tho Buffalo Cycling Meet. Buffalo, July 4. The Press Cycling Club's meet at the Driving Park; this afternoon brought together the fastest Class B men In the, country. The track was in good con dition and somefasttime wasmade. Eddie Baldadded anotherto btsserrlesof unbroken wins by finishing first An the mile open. While tho last race was in progress the grand stand collapsed, seriously injuring nineteen of the occupants. Three sustained injuries which may result fatally. They are Frank Loymonvester, spine broken; John G.Hiel, three ribs broken; and Mrs. L. M.Eirick, bothlegsbroken. The othors sustained more or less severe frac tures and contusions. - Forrest Tteeominended for Bishop. Rome, July 4. The Rev. J. A. Forrest is one among three candidates who have been recommended to tlie Pope by the con gregation of the propaganda-for bishop of San Antonio, Texas. The name of tlio appointee as finally decided upon will no be made kuown for some days yet. jWlll Draw Their Steel. Home", July 4. In the Italian deputies to day Signor Gelli, under secretary of state, called Signor Marescalchialiar. As a re sultthere will be a saber duelin the morning. Steamer Tdacalcster to Marshall Hall and Indian Head Friday and Saturday evenings at 6:30 p. m. BULLET HII Tll John Harris Kills Matthew Spreuell, a Barber. JEALOUSY INCITED THE AOT Ills' Wife Had Jokingly Forbidden His Victim to Spealc to Bier Any More Harris Heard of This, Got His ltevolver and Started Upon His Deadly Errand. The celebration of the Fourth of July in Georgetown was interrupted yesterday arternoou by a shooting tcrape, which re sulted in the death or Matthew Spreuell, a barb-T, and the arrest or John Harris, his assailant. Both men are colored. Spreuell and Harris, with their fam ilies, live in the same house on Thirty third street, between L and M, the former livingdowustairs.andrunningabarbershop. Both are married and have one child each. Domestic friction is at the root of the tragedy. Yesterday afternoon Harris' wife entered the shop where Spreuell was at work, and when he greeted her, she said, "Bon't speak to nie any more," and went on up stairs to her own part of the house. Her husband heard of it and was under the impression tlfat Spreuell had insulted hie wire, so he went to his bureau drawer and, getting out his revolver, fired a shot into the wall, and said : "I'll shoot some of these that are foolin' with my family." WORBR FOLLOWED Bl' SHOTS. Ho then went down stairs when Spreuell was at work and a wordy- war ensued. Harris claims that berore he drew his re volver on Spreuell the latter started toward him with a razor. At any rate when the barber saw that Harris had a revolver he became f rightenedand ran outof hlsshop. He ran up Thirty-third street pursued by Harris and when he reached M street lie turned the corner and started iuto the open "door of a hallway over Quackenbush's res taurant. He started up the stairs and as he did so Harris entered thedoorand began firing. As Spreuell reached the first land ing and started to turn, one of the bullets struck him in the left side, in the region of the heart, and he fell to the floor. Policeman Harrison and Maher were in the neighborhood, and bearing the shots, started at once for the scene of the trouble. They reached the corner just as the bullet from Harris' pistol had taken effect, and Spreuell fall. Harris immediately ran out of the hall and started up M street, closely pursued by the policemen. He ran about a square and was just turning up an alley when he wascaptured. Assoon ashefound that resistance was useless he meekly sub mitted to arrest and was sent to the station-house In the patrol wagon, and the charge of murder was entered opposite his name on the blotter. COULDN'T SAVE HIM. In the meantime the Emergency ambu lance had been summoned, and Spreuell, who was not dead, but suffering intensely, was taken to the hospital. There every possible efrort was made to save or pro long his life, but he died a short time after he reached the ylace. The fact ot Spreuell's death was at once communicated to tho Seventh precinct, and Coroner Hammett notified. He viewed the remains at t-he hospital yesterday even ing, and directed that the body be removed to the Seventh precinct station-house. An Inquest will be held to-day. Harris, who goes by the alias of "Patsy," is well known to the police of the Seventh precinct, and has served a penitentiary sentence for shooting Nick Carter in Georgetown about three years ago. His reputation is generally bad. Spreuell, on the other hand, was of a rather peaceable kind, and the police discredit Harris' statement that.the barber drew a razor on him. Mrs. Harris stated yesterday evening that when she told Spreuell not to speak to her any more she was only Joking, and she declared that there had never been any trouble between them. She did not know how her husband heard of it or why he shot Spreuell. Fell Into the Itiver. Petersburg, Va., July 4. David Davis, a well-known Jewish citizen, fell in the river this afternoon, but was taken out and resuscitated. ,Ho died at midnight from tho shock. His sister married Hon. . M. Kclley, one of the judges of the in ternational court in Egypt. Sam -Lee, a 'Eauntlryman, Escaped With a Bullet in His Thigh. Policemen Arrested Yen .Mow, who Is Alleged to Have Fired the.Shot. ClilmUowii In an Uproar. Sam Lee, proprietor of a non-union laundry at the corner of Four-and-a-half, Street and Missouri avenue northwest, was shot in the right leg, uear the thigh, about 10 o'clock last night by Teu Mow, otherwise kuown as Moy F. Chew, who is 3aid to be one of the leadera of the Chinese Laundrymen's Union of this city. Sam Lee, together with Sue Gow, who is employed by him, was standing in the Mibsouri avenue entrance to the laundry. The neighborhood was filled with the noise of exploding firecrackers, and any particularly loud noise would attrac little attention. SueGo w claims thathesawYeuMowcomo up on the other side of tho street, and after standing there for a few minutes, draw a revolver and fire at Sam Lee. The latter gave a yell and disappeared within his door, and Yeu Mow, seeing that his shot had taken effect, ran through the park towards Third street. The news was communicated to several of Sam Lee's friends, and they got him on a chair, with his wounded leg propped up, and Sue Gow and another Celestial ran up to police headquarters and told of the occurrence. Detective Gallaher went Immediately to the scene of the assault and, when he ar rived, Policeman Newklrk and Haines had the patrol wagon there and were making preparations to send the wounded man to the hospital. Detective Gallaher learned that nothing had bsen seen of Yej Mow and, upon ascer taining that he kept a laundry on Seventh street, between F and G sou thwest, he went there, accompanied by Sue Gow. Yeu Mow had not returned to his laundry and his partner. Yee Wall, suggested that he might be found at Quong Sung Lung's, where he spent his nights. Thither the detective and Sue Gow went, and they fond Yeu Mow standing in front of the place, with about a dozen other Chinamen. He denied all knowledge of the affair, and readily consented to go to headquarters with the detective. Sue Gow declared positively that he was the man, however, and Annn Brooks, a colored girl, who is employed by Sam Lee, and who also saw the shooting, said that the man who fired the revolver was attired in citizens clothes, sim ilar to thus1? worn by Yeu Mow. Shortly after his arrest Lawyer Carroll Smith, accompanied by several Chinamen from Quong Sung Lung's place, went to headquarters aud endeavored ut have Mow released. They were unsuccessful, how ever, and Mow was sent to the Sixth pre cinct station house. The rest of the Celes tials interested in the case were summoned to appear in the police court this morning at 9 o'clock, when the case will be heard. BULL FIGHT AT ATLANTA. But This Exposition Fcnture "Will Be Conducted Without Cruelty. Atlanta, Gu., July 4. Definite details have been received concerning the bull fight to be given in the Mexican village at tho Cotton States and International Exposition. The arena will bo arranged in the regular way, and some of the best bull fighters in Mexico, with a supply of trained horses and ot tho fmest bulls, will bo brought to Atlanta. It will be an exact reproduction of the famous bull fights of Spam, with one ex ceptionthe bull's horns will be padded, so that he can do no damage. The horses will likewise be protected by embossed leather shields, eo that the whole fight may be carried out without the slightest cruelty or a bit more blood shed than is seen at a Wild West show. Tlie troupe is now training in Mexico, and several satisfactory rehearsals have already been made. It Is likely to be one of the strongest attractions at the exposition. STILL SHOVING "COPY". Woodward, the Cuban Newspaper Man, Is All Ricbt. Minneapolis, Minn., July 4. Frank E. Woodward, thcMlnueapollsnewspnperman, supposed to be lying in a Spanish dungeon in Cuba, has been heard from and should arrive in New Yopk to-morrow. His mother this morning received a brief letter, via Havana, dated June 27, at Port Cardenas, on the north coast, saying that he had embarked on the British steam ship Ardanhu for New York and would arrive July 5. He says he has had many thrilling exper iences and has been wounded in the arm but is all right. CUBANS LOSE A LEADER. Amador Guorra Killed In a Skirmish With Spaniards. Havana, July 4. A special dispatch from Manzanillo again asserts that the rebel leader Amador Guerra has been killed. It was said on June 1 that the report of his death in a skirmish between Layamo and Manzanillo was confirmed. Capt.-Gen. Ma rtmez de Campos leaves here to-morrow for Santa Clara. The iusurs-entshave burned several houses at Tiarriba. not. far from the city ot San tiago de Cuba, and a coffee plantation at Purisima. JAPS ON THE WAR PATH. Foreljrn Residents of Formosa Take Reruse in Flight. Hong Kong, July 4. The foreign residents ot Taiwan, Island of Formosa, have fled to Takao, abandoning their property. I It is rumored that the Japanese troops have landed forty miles north of Taiwan, intending to surround tho enemy and pre vent them from retreating to the mountains. O'FERRALL IN READINESS. Military Companies Ordered to Pre pare to Go to Pocahontas. Richmond, Va., July 4. Gov. O'Ferrall has ordered two military companies at Roanoke and one at Lynchburg to hold themselves In readiness to proceed to Pocahontas it the situation there becomes more serious. Russian Convict Held for Murder. Sacramento, Cal., July 4. Ivan Kovalev, the Russian convict, has been held to an swer to the superior court Tor the murder of Mr. and Mrs. II. L. Weber, after an examination-lasting two days. It is generally conceded that a very strong chain of evi dence has been formed about him. Few Delegates Came. Louisville, Ky., July 4. The Populist convention was conspicuous by the slim attendance, about 150 delegates being present. Tbo convention was called to order at 12 o'clock by W. T. B. South, chairman of the State Committee. Huxley's Renin Ins Interred. London, July 4. Tho remains ot Prof. Huxley, who died on Juno 29 atHadeslca, near Eastbourne, were buried to-day in Finchley Cemetery, Officer Klopfer's Scrutiny of a Giant Cracker Almost Fatal. INJURIES BIG AND LITTLE Eyes Damaged, Fingers Blown Off, Hair SliiRed, Faces Burned and Heads Hurt in Celebrating the Glorious Fourth Premature Ex plosions of Fireworks. Even the glorious Fourth of July is cot without itsdrawbacks.and yesterday many a small boy tampered with the wrong end of the festive toy cannon, or dallied too playfully with the firecracker, and found to his sorrow that the danger latent in them all is of a very active nature when broogkt out. The celebrations began early Wednes day night, and so did iheaccidents. Special Officer Benjamin Stopfer, of the First precinct, was oue of the first victims of patriotirm. Some girls were firiag off giant firecrackers, and when one huag fire Klopfer poked his head down to see if the light had gone out. It hadn't, aad just as Klopfer's face got within a few inches of the cracker, it went off, bwraie his eye and the left side of his faee so badly that medical attention wa3 necessary. The most dangerous of gunpowder eas ualirles occurred about 6 oclcek yesterday morning-. Arthur Lanedale, aged sixteen years, of No. 1236 Eighth street nortbweec, loaded a toy cannon and an esptasfoa resulted. The toy's face, hands, and eyes were terribly burned, and it is ieared tbas his sight may be destroyed. He was treated at the Emergency Hospital and tlwn sent to hia home. James Crapp, thirteen years of age, of No. 411 Twenty -lust street, had a is face and eyes badly burned by toe pf eawttura explosion of a giant cracker, which he 4ed in ms hand, lit-wafe alio taCen to the hos pital. Walter Manver, aged twelve years, had his neck and face badly disfigured aad burned by the explosion of a can of powder while about to load a small caanoa ia front or bis home, No. 611 Twelfth sieec northwest. bite looking into a cscnoa to see if 16 was loaded Cowles Recker, a prtater, at No. 2101 D street northwest, about acea had his eyes and race badly burned aad hair singed off by the dtecharge of toe piece. A firecracker exploded 1b the fake of A.' J. Callahan, thirty-seven yeass at age, livinjr at No. 2315 Superior street northwest, burning nis cheek and sfUtlsg his upper lip. Harry Lohrbock, of No. 214 Four-and-a-half street southwest, was injured about tlie right hand and face by a large cracker near his home. His injuries, though aeote and painful, are not serfoos. Nellie Hawkins, colored, bad three fiageis and the thumb of her left hand blown off by a fire cracke r near her home, Ntt 1 1 S Fstrees southwest, in the afternoon. She was taken to the Emergency Hospital is fctoe ambulanc. A toy cannon exploded in the bands of Samuel Robrt3, a colored boy, in tae morning, Wowhkt off the index flager of his left hand. He resides at No. 112 Mary land avenue southwest, but the acejfteac occurred on Pennsylvania avenue, sear Eleventh street. He was taken to the Emer gency. The following patients were also treated by the Emersency surgeons: Edward Mastfrson. aged eighteen, re siding at No. 2014 South street. George town, received a badly lacerated wound ot the scalp by tlie explosion of a fire eracker thrown on his head. EXPLODED IN HIS HAND. Willie Bordman, ten years ef age, o Seventh and K streets northwest, bad a bottle of powder explode in bis hand. His eyes, face and knee were severely burned and his sight is permanently Injured. Walter Manver, twelve years of age, of No. Gil Seventh street northwest, bad his face filled with powder by a "devil chaser." Paul Vincent, nineteen years of age, of No. 1120 Fifth street northeast, bad Ms hand lacerated by the explosion of a fire cracker. Last night Charles Perrell. colored, six teen vears or age, of No. 1146 Sixth street: northeast, had bis face badly blistered by the explosion of a package of giant eract ers. His injury is very painful. John Edward, about S o'clock, tad bis hand burned by a sky rocket. Robert Dixon, a twelve-year-old colored boy, of No. 477 Washington street, was burned about the chin and arms by the explosion of a tin can of powder. Samuel Saks, of No. 1710 Seventh street northwest, about 9 o'clock was treated at Freedmaa's Hospital for a burned face, the result of an explosion of a can ot gunpowder. Abraham Larner, a colored man, sixty five years of age, had his neck badly burned on tlie Avenue above Seventeenth street! northwest about midnight. A ball from, a Roman candle dropped on his head. He was taken to his home, No. 347 Pomeroy street. BenjaminFlanks.ofTennallytownHeigata, hadhlshandshorribiyburnedbytheexplosion of a package of "grass hopper. " He was treated by the Freedman surgeons. STRUCK BY A BULLET. William R. Nolan, of Twelfth street,, was struck in the foot by a bullet from a. cartridge on the Chevy Chase railway track, and had to be taken to his home. W. F. Whit worth, of No. 233 Massa chusetts avenue northeast, was shooting off a revolver, when he accidentally shot him self through the thigh. Dr. Stevenson, was called in and dressed the wound. A horse attached to a wagon driven by Charles II. Adams became frightened early yesterday morning, and ran over Mary Taylor, colored, in Temperance alley, between D and E and Ninth and Tenth. streets. She was attended at the Emer gency Hospital. A sky-rocket went through an upper window ot house No. 315 Pennsylvania, avenue southeast, about 7:30 o'clock last night, causing a slight fire. Willie Cook, fifteen years old, was the victim of a painful accident yesterday ia Anacostla, the result of a lighted match ropplng into a can or powder. The boy's face was badly burned and the hair singed oft bis head. Dr. Harry Pyles rendered medical aid and later Dr. Harriaon attended the suffering boy. His injuries will not provo fatal. Sliver City Repudiates Its Debt. Silver City.N.M., July 4. Taeeitycoaadt has refused to levy a tax for the pnymens of Interest on its bonded mdebtedae, amounting to $50,000, thus practtealiy repudiating the bonds. The debt wa re funded three years ago at 7 per coat. There is great excitement over tho matter and some of the city officials may resign THE WEATHER TO-DAY. Threatening weather and occasional showers; warmer; southerly winds. For Virginia, showers in central and eastern portions; fair in western portion; wannir In eastern portion; variable winds, becoming southerly. "